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let's see your old hollowbody basses!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassGreaser, May 15, 2005.

  1. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I'm putting together a hollowbody bass using an old '67 Fender Coronado body, and will be ordering a neck from Warmoth with a Fender heel, and Gibson headstock. The whole thing with be refinished in white :D So let's see your old hollowbody basses! 7f_3.
  2. Fred Hammon

    Fred Hammon Dark Star pickups

    May 13, 2005
    This Les Paul Signature fretless has been sorely abused. It's presently slated for the duel Dark Star treatment.
    This JC Sig bass already has one.

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  3. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Fretless hollowbody=major gas for me...kewl;)
  4. snake


    Jul 21, 2004
    Aurora. CO
    1969 Teisco, purchased from a Spiegel catalog.

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  5. andysvec

    andysvec Supporting Member

    1968 Gibson EB-2D, it was in bad shape when I found it (in a shed) so I had it restored and customized, got rid of the dual pickups and put in a quarter pounder, candy apple red paint, fretjob, etc. Put some TI flats on it and now plays like butta :D

  6. Theshortlist_to


    Apr 20, 2005


    that finish is beautiful, really authentic wear and tear.

    the binding around the f-holes looks fantastic.

    if you cover it you will loose all of the character and will make it look like an epiphone

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    This was my first true love and gas when i started playing, at the time i couldent afford one but i have 2 now :hyper: .One is going up for sale to finance the custom one i am having built on this design. These basses strung up with a good set of flats IE Hofner Pyramid make this a great bass for acoustic gigs and jams.http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=15367
  8. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    What the heck is that? Man, the scroll is cool..those tuners are archaic;)

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    They were made under several names including Univox,Aria,Orlando,Apollo.Its a a semi hollow violin bass with 2 humbucker pickups.The bass in the pic is not my bass but it is identical to the one i have.
  10. danomite64


    Nov 16, 2004
    Tampa, Florida

    66 Starfire lefty.
  11. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    If there were a drooling smiley you could choose from at the forum, i would be using a couple of those now, man i love that bass!!! :)
  12. Chef

    Chef Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Yeah, me too, and I bet QP's in that hollowbody are p-h-a-t FAT!
  13. Mel Monihan

    Mel Monihan

    Mar 30, 2004
    I had that bass many years ago, but yours is too cool! Someone should take a good look at that and start making them.Great job!!!
  14. That bass should win some kind of award for coolness. I have admired it in your avatar in the past. It's nice to finally see the whole thing. Thanks for showing it.
  15. kazuhank


    Nov 12, 2002
    Portland, OR
    +1 That seems like a shame. that sunburst is so classic with the white binding.
  16. budman

    budman Commercial User

    Oct 7, 2004
    Houston, TX
    Formerly the owner/builder of LeCompte Electric Bass
    Nice to see Fred Hammon here. Welcome!
  17. BassGreaser


    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    so I've been rethinking the white refinishing job:p Now I'm going to go with a natural finish, just a clear coat with the white binding in tribute of the old Guild jazz guitars.
  18. Here's my '67 Ric 4005...

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  19. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings

    Old Kay. Had a Howlin' Wolf that I got for next to nothing and like a dummy I sold it:(
  20. Fealach

    Fealach Guest

    Apr 23, 2003
    Gone to a better place

    My recently acquired Hofner. I feel bad for it. It's never going to be stock again. Haven't had the chance to give it a set up yet, it's still strung lefty. Previous owner upgraded it. Seeing it gave me the same feeling I got seeing a good dog that's obviously been mistreated sitting in a pen in the pound. He wanted side fret markers, so he colored the neck binding with shoe polish at the 3rd, 5th, etc. frets. Not just a dot, colored in the whole fret width of binding. Of course, there are the pickups. It does sound good, but cutting the stock routs out to fit 80's Carvin bass pickups... :eek: The new tuners are put at that nifty angle because otherwise they wouldn't fit in the case.

    I'd like to help it regain a semblance of a normal life, but the owner (of course) lost the original pickups after removing them, not that they would fit anymore. Ditto the tuners. :crying:

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